Documentary
Click for Instant Only
NY Indies
rating:2.0

NY Indies

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Featuring interviews with notable movie personalities such as Oscar winner Matt Damon and producer-director Doug Liman, this documentary chronicles the state of American independent cinema and the twisting, turning path it's taken to get there. Paying special attention to what distinguishes indie films from standard Hollywood fare, this program examines how producers, directors and others keep the vibrant independent film scene alive and kicking.

Directed by:

  • Sylvie Zade
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    A Language of Passion
    rating:2.0

    A Language of Passion

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Explore modern Los Angeles's creative landscape through the eyes of its most gifted Latino artists. This bilingual portrait of five talents examines the city's influence on their work, and how their art reflects their surroundings. Muralist Eloy Torrez, sculptors Rude Calderon and Cecilia Miguez, painter Arturo Mallmann and printmaker Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin discuss their creative passions and their thoughts on the metropolis that unites them.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cunliffe
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Promised Lands
    rating:2.0

    Promised Lands

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Israel during the final days of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this powerful documentary -- initially barred by Israel authorities -- from writer-director Susan Sontag examines divergent perceptions of the enduring Arab-Israeli clash.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Sontag
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Showbiz Ballyhoo
    rating:2.0

    Showbiz Ballyhoo

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Drawing on an extensive library of archival footage, this made-for-cable documentary looks at the star system behind Hollywood's golden age. Besides showing how actors go from screen tests to stardom, the film examines how the advent of talkies created a new crop of celebrities while ruining many silent-film stars' careers. Bob Hope, Vivien Leigh, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Humphrey Bogart are among the icons featured.

    Directed by:

  • Norman Sedawie
  • Gail Gibson Sedawie
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    With Jerzy Grotowski, Nienadowka 1980
    rating:2.0

    With Jerzy Grotowski, Nienadowka 1980

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    Avant-garde theater artist Jerzy Grotowski searches for the people and locations he remembers and reflects on what he endured during a remarkable and traumatic childhood experience in this compelling personal documentary. In 1980, he brought a film crew with him as he visited Nienadówka, Poland, the village where he, his mother and brother were hidden by local peasants during the vicious Nazi occupation.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Godmilow
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    We Are the Children
    rating:2.0

    We Are the Children

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    While music icon Michael Jackson endured a five-month trial in 2004 and 2005, a group of his most loyal fans gathered to show their support for the King of Pop. In this frank and moving documentary, filmmaker Dianna Dilworth probes this California subculture and finds a world of massive music collections, spot-on impersonations, fun dance parties and vigils at Jackson's famed home, Neverland.

    Directed by:

  • Dianna Dilworth
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary
    rating:2.0

    A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Gayle Kirschenbaum captures the remarkable bond between dogs and their owners in this inspiring film. Searching for a spouse, Kirschenbaum equipped her shih tzu, Chelsea, with a canine cam (giving viewers a dog's-eye view of the world), and the duo roamed New York City's streets to find Mr. Right -- and stardom for the pooch. But the movie unexpectedly shifts gears after Sept. 11, when Chelsea discovers her calling as a therapy dog.

    Directed by:

  • Gayle Kirschenbaum
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero
    rating:1.9

    Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Using rare footage from his own collection as well as interviews and photographs, this documentary profiles Óscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest whose championing of the poor and downtrodden against a corrupt government made him a global hero.

    Directed by:

  • Ana Carrigan
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Cine Manifest
    rating:1.9

    Cine Manifest

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    The members of a 1970s San Francisco Marxist film collective reunite 30 years after the group's disbandment to examine the professional and personal consequences of their daring social experiment. Footage from the collective's many short films and two feature films, along with an atmospheric soundtrack by David Schickele, highlight this meditation on art and idealism. Judy Irola, the group's only female member, directs.

    Directed by:

  • Judy Irola
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker
    rating:1.9

    Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After studying literature, piano and Afro-Cuban ethnography, Sara Gomez turned her attention to film, emerging as a thoughtful chronicler of Afro-Cuban cultural and gender issues, particularly in her best-known work, De Cierta Manera. Swiss documentarian Alessandra Muller combines vintage archival footage of interviews with Gomez's husband, children and friends to create a vivid portrait of Cuba's first female director.

    Directed by:

  • Alessandra Muller
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Frontrunner
    rating:1.9

    Frontrunner

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the presidential run of Dr. Massouda Jalal in Afghanistan's initial democratic election, this compelling documentary details her experience as the first woman to run for the highest office since the exile of the Taliban. A mother and a physician, Jalal courageously defied the Taliban with her persistent advocacy for children before facing death threats and braving bomb attacks during her presidential campaign.

    Directed by:

  • Virginia Anita Williams
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Cavallo Behind Bars
    rating:1.8

    Cavallo Behind Bars

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Spain's efforts to extradite businessman Ricardo Miguel Cavallo for torture, murder and other heinous crimes he allegedly committed while part of Argentina's ruling military junta from 1976 to 1983 are chronicled in this documentary. Shula Erenberg and Laura Imperiale's film calls for justice and explains the tangled international legal issues involved with Spain's efforts to try Cavallo, a man once known as "Serpico."

    Directed by:

  • Shula Erenberg
  • Laura Imperiale
  • Maria Ines Roque
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Another World Is Possible
    rating:1.8

    Another World Is Possible

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Oded Grajew, founder of the World Social Forum, explains the organization's origins, inner workings and methods of collaboration and coalition building designed to deliver world peace -- one campaign at a time. Grajew discusses the chief economic factors driving globalization and offers an alternative market structure that can effectively benefit both individuals and companies, while simultaneously driving a meaningful social policy.

    Directed by:

  • Rob Rooy
  • Susan Davis
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    City2City
    rating:1.6

    City2City

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Cityscapes have influenced artists since the birth of the metropolis. This compilation of previously unreleased films offers 10 aesthetic visions by 10 diverse artists, each inspired by urban energy and architecture. The films, from artists such as John Smith, Kentaro Taki, Marina Chernikova, Augustin Gimel, Toby Cornish and others, take viewers on a unique cinematic tour of various cities.

    Directed by:

  • Dudouet & Kaplan
  • Marina Chernikova
  • Nose Chan
  • John Smith
  • Toby Cornish
  • Alli Savolainen
  • Kentaro Taki
  • Pablo Altes
  • Ulrich Fischer
  • Augustin Gimel
  • rating:1.6 1.6 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation: Apocalypse
    rating:

    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation: Apocalypse

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Profoundly disappointed in his creation, God destroys it and starts over with Noah and his family.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Tatge
  • rating: Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation: Disc 2
    rating:

    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation: Disc 2

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This disc includes the following episodes: "Apocalypse," "Call and Promise" and "A Family Affair."

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Tatge
  • rating: Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
    - Frances   
    We periodically update our movie database by adding new female directors and their movies. If you would like to receive notice of these new additions when they happen, please email us at:
    frances 'at' femaledirectors.com